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Arth’s Pantheon: The Gods of Night

Image of the moon in a starry sky over a forest. Text reads: Arth's Pantheon: The Gods of Night. Secrets, Moon, Dreams

This is part of a series on Arth’s Pantheon. Twice a month we’re taking a look at life on Arth and the gods that shape it. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview. This post looks at the gods of the realm of darkness.

Let’s just say it: gods of night sound evil. People associate night with fear, crime, and wickedness. But on Arth, the gods of night are seen more as mysterious and enigmatic than malevolent. The evening brings dreams, and the stars, and other wonders for those willing to seek out what is hidden by the darkness. The gods that represent them, by and large, are forces for good.

Except for that really, really evil one.

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